CMAT Syllabus 2022: Subject Wise Detail Syllabus, Download PDF

CMAT Syllabus 2022: Subject Wise Detail Syllabus, Download PDF

ByNeeraj Mishra  |  Updated on: May 11, 2021CMAT 2021 Result announced. Check all the important details about CMAT 2021 official notification here including dates, admit card, syllabus, exam pattern, preparation strategy and more. 
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CMAT Subject-Wise Syllabus 2022

CMAT is one of the highly competitive examinations conducted all over India to admit suitable candidates for MBA/ PGDM courses in various prestigious business schools across the country. CMAT 2022 Dates will be released soon.

The CMAT paper will have a total of 120 questions and the time duration for this is 210 minutes. The National Testing Agency does not release any official CMAT Syllabus 2021-22. However, based on the previous year's paper patterns, CMAT Syllabus is separate for five different sections of the exams:

  • Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation
  • Language Comprehension
  • Logical reasoning
  • General Knowledge
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship (optional).

You will get detailed CMAT Syllabus 2022 to help you prepare and follow a strategic study plan. Below you will find all CMAT Syllabus 2021-2022 details for your ready reference.

Also, check the latest CMAT Exam Pattern 2022

Subject-Wise CMAT Syllabus 2022 must be known to the applying aspirants. Only if you the CMAT Syllabus 2021-22 well, will you be able to prepare sufficiently and cover all corners of the syllabus. You will find all information regarding the CMAT Subject-Wise Syllabus for your easy and complete understanding.

CMAT Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation Syllabus

CMAT Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation Syllabus is based on various heads such as Arithmetic, Algebra, Modern Maths, Mensuration, Trigonometry, and Geometry. Some important topics for this section are as follows

  • LCM and HCF
  • Percentages
  • Interest (Simple and Compound)
  • Profit and Loss
  • Number System
  • Speed, Time and Distance
  • Averages
  • Time and Work
  • Ratio and Proportion 
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • In-equations
  • Mensuration
  • Algebra
  • Pure Math
  • Venn diagrams
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Geometry including Co-ordinate Geometry
  • Linear Equations
  • Progressions
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Complex Numbers
  • Logarithm
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Inequalities
  • Surds and Indices
  • Probability Functions
  • Set Theory
  • Trigonometry
  • Mixtures and Alligations
  • Data charts
  • Bar diagrams
  • Data Tabulations
  • Pie charts
  • Data analysis and comparison
  • Graphs

CMAT Logical Reasoning Syllabus

In the Logical Reasoning section, the aspirants will be evaluated based on their logical reasoning skills. Some essential concepts covered in this section are-

  • Analytical Reasoning 
  • Complex Arrangement
  • Conditions and Grouping Test
  • Linear arrangements
  • Statements and arguments
  • Sequencing
  • Matrix arrangements
  • Analogy test
  • Numer series
  • Coding and decoding
  • Blood relations test
  • Inferences
  • Cause and effects
  • Non-verbal reasoning
  • Ranking tests
  • Direction and distance test
  • Statements and conclusions
  • Statements assumptions
  • Venn Diagram
  • Symbol-based problems.

CMAT Language Comprehension Syllabus

In this section, the candidates shall be analyzed for their logical thinking and verbal/ reasoning ability. They will be questioned about their knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, and so on. Some important topics included in the CMAT Language Comprehension Syllabus are as follows.

  • Paragraph Formation Questions
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Analogy-Based on Vocabulary
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Sentence Correction
  • Para Completion
  • Grammar
  • Para Jumble
  • Para completion
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading Comprehensions
  • Pronunciation
  • Poem
  • Cloze Test
  • Idioms
  • Phrases
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Sentence Improvement
  • One-Word Substitution
  • English Usage Errors

CMAT General Knowledge Syllabus

In this section, the candidates shall be examined on their understanding of a wide range of facts about multiple subjects and the world's current affairs. Some important topics for this section include-

  • Economics, finance
  • Conventional GK
  • Culture
  • National and International current affairs
  • Geography
  • History
  • Culture
  • Science in everyday
  • Important dates
  • Sports
  • Constitution of India
  • Films
  • Company profiles
  • Logos
  • Business & Economy
  • Who's who
  • Books & Authors
  • Capitals & Currencies

CMAT Innovation and Entrepreneurship Syllabus

This section is optional in the exam. The syllabus for the same is as follows.  Candidates must understand all the details about the CMAT Innovation and Entrepreneurship Section such as the syllabus, sample questions, topics to be covered and more. 

  • The entrepreneurial development perspective
  • Creating an entrepreneurial venture
  • Project Management
  • Entrepreneurship development and government
  • Innovation management terminology and concepts
  • The adoption life cycle and innovation adoption at an individual level
  • Creativity and stimulants of creativity
  • Idea management systems
  • Innovation strategy and its importance
  • Product portfolio
  • Selection and management of innovation projects
  • Importance of teams, team structures, and networks for innovation

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  • Yes, the sample papers released by the NTA will be based on the updated CMAT Syllabus 2022.

  •  Previously, this exam was conducted for 3 hours. Now, the timing has been increased to 3.5 hours because of the additional section. 

  •  CMAT Syllabus is subject to change based on the changes made to the exam pattern by the exam conducting authorities. 

  • CMAT is usually of moderate difficulty. Sometimes some questions from some sections can be more difficult than the others.

  • More than often, the Language Comprehension section is lengthier than the other sections

  •  Yes, CMAT 2022 shall follow a negative marking scheme. For every wrong answer, one mark shall be deducted. 

  • Yes, the CMAT Syllabus 2022 is the same as CAT Syllabus 2022 except for the GK section because CAT 2022 does not have a GK section.